Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Anachronistic Turkeys

Congratulations are due to NME today. Not only have they helped obliterate the last remaining semblance of originality and innovation from modern music by their ceaseless and utterly baffling promotion of only the most jaw-droppingly turgid three-chord dirge merchants, but they have also managed to gratuitously offend one of the few bands left who refuse to occupy this shatteringly mundane, moribund and mind-numbing genre.

This has to be the most preposterous, breathtakingly stupid and downright insulting question ever asked to a member of any band:

NME: You're playing after the Arctic Monkeys. Are you worried that you might be upstaged?

MATT BELLAMY: ..............................................?!?!?!?!

Since the Arctic Monkeys would struggle to upstage Milli Vanilli farting the Greatest Hits Of William Shatner through a megaphone, I think not.

Ed's Mood: Bewildered

Ed's Incessant Auto-Repeat Musical Tip: Muse - Knights of Cydonia (live)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Nick B said...

Arctic Monkeys upstage Muse? I don't listen to Bellamy's Boys that much any more, and even I think that's retarded.

Just out of interest, what did he actually say in response to that?

5:41 AM  
Blogger Chandler said...

Unfortunately they edited out any disgust he might have registered. I think he said something diplomatic and banal along the lines of 'It will indeed be very exciting to play alongside (insert names of various pathetic, turgid and mind-blowingly shite bands here)'. He didn't answer the question directly, but since it was hopelessly rhetorical I suspect he didn't feel the need.

Oh, and while we're on the topic of Muse - here's Dom Howard (the lesser-spotted drummer) doing a memorable Slipknot impression. I don't think he's their greatest fan...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDy_bouSAog&search=muse%20slipknot

Ed

9:05 AM  
Blogger Mikey S said...

shame the artic monkeys album is fantastic really, and muse have failed since a fantastic first album

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Oli said...

mikey mikey s!

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=14398103&postID=114865951535435646

surely on george's blog you said that origin is the best muse album ever?

what's it to be?

2:42 AM  
Blogger Chandler said...

Perhaps he thought that Origin of Symmetry *was* indeed the first real Muse album and that Showbiz was merely a disparate collection of tracks..

Ed

10:01 AM  

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